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Famous Adversities Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Adversities poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous adversities poems. These examples illustrate what a famous adversities poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Milton, John
...en it may be best.
If thou observe not this, be sure to find
What I foretold thee—many a hard assay
Of dangers, and adversities, and pains,
Ere thou of Israel's sceptre get fast hold; 
Whereof this ominous night that closed thee round,
So many terrors, voices, prodigies,
May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign."
 So talked he, while the Son of God went on,
And staid not, but in brief him answered thus:—
 "Me worse than wet thou find'st not; other harm
Those terrors wh...Read More

by Moore, Marianne
 dusk and day they have not unchain-like machine-like
 form and frictionless creep of a thing
 made graceful by adversities, con-

versities. To explain grace requires
 a curious hand. If that which is at all were not forever,
why would those who graced the spires
 with animals and gathered there to rest, on cold luxurious
 low stone seats--a monk and monk and monk--between the thus
 ingenious roof supports, have slaved to confuse
 grace with a kindly manner, ...Read More

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